|Dropsy Dialysis Transplant -- Groks Science Show 2008-04-30 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The kidneys are an often unappreciated organ in the human body. But, the importance of their function becomes readily apparent when something disrupts their normal operation. On this program, Dr. Steven J. Peitzman discussed a short history of failing kidneys.
Keywords: science; kidneys; medicine
|Medical Ethics -- Groks Science Show 2007-11-14 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Medical practitioners must put the interests of their patients first and foremost. But, do doctors always follow this maxim? On this program, Dr. Joshua Spanogle joined us to discuss issues in medical ethics.
Keywords: science; medicine; ethics
|Malaria -- Groks Science Show 2008-03-05 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Malaria has often been regarded as a third world disease. Yet, it has been found worldwide, with socioeconomic factors largely contributing to its prevalence or absence in different regions. On this program, Prof. Randall Packard discussed the history and treatment of malaria.
Keywords: science; medicine; public health
|Concierge Medicine -- Groks Science Show 2006-12-06 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The growing disparities in health care provided by primary care physicians has caused some to offer a service known as concierge medicine. But, this potential cure may result in more problems than solutions. On this program, Dr. Robin Cook discussed the problems with concierge medicine.
Keywords: science; concierge medicine
|Smart Medicine -- Groks Science Show 2011-06-15 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Advances in information technology are revolutionizing the way medicine is practiced. Team-based and patient-centered models have begun to modernize medicine for both doctors and patients. On this program, William Hanson discussed Smart Medicine.
Keywords: science; medicine; groks
|Medical Caveats -- Groks Science Show 2011-06-29 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Although medical care is ideally practicied in a fault free environment, avoiding mistakes can often be aided by vigilant patient awareness. On this program, Gregg Stebben discussed tips for avoiding medical mistakes.
Keywords: science; medicine; technology; groks
|Snake Oil Science -- Groks Science Show 2008-02-13 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Complementary and alternative medicine claims cures for ailments spanning the range from allergies to cancer. But, does scientific research support any of these claims? On this program, Prof. R. Barker Bausell discussed the problems with complementary and alternative therapies.
Keywords: science; alternative medicine; biostatistics
|Overdosed America -- Groks Science Show 2009-04-08 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The pharmaceutical industry has produced numerous medications for a wide range of ailments. However, not all of these medications may be the safest, cheapest, or most efficacious form of treatment. On this program, Dr. John Abramson discussed Overdosed America.
Keywords: science; medicine; pharmaceutical; drugs; groks
|Back Pain -- Groks Science Show 2012-08-15 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Back pain is a common health issue, but one that most will endure rather than treat. On this program, Dr. Julie Silver discussed treating back pain.
Keywords: science; medicine; back pain; groks
|Body Mechanics -- Groks Science Show 2008-12-24 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The remarkable construction of the human body often provokes many questions, especially among children, but providing the answers may stump most adults. On this program, Dr. Beth Ann Ditkoff discussed how the body works. In addition, Prof. Mason Porter discussed Oxford mathematics.
Keywords: science; medicine; human body; physiology
|Concussions -- Groks Science Show 2012-09-26 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Concussions are a serious issue among athletes and can be even more serious for young athletes. On this program, Dr. Robert Cantu discussed recognizing and treating concussions in young athletes.
Keywords: science; medicine; concussions; sports; groks
|Eternity Soup -- Groks Science Show 2010-03-03 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Longevity is a fashionable subject in the popular press. But, what is the scientific evidence supporting popular anti-aging approaches? And, can the country support an expanding elderly population. On this program, Greg Critser discussed Eternity Soup.
Keywords: science; longevity; anti-aging; aging; medicine; groks
|Foreign Transplants -- Groks Science Show 2009-06-10 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
For those awaiting organ transplants, everyday brings continued challenges for survival. One solution that some consider is to search overseas for an organ, which poses its own unique obstacles and challenges. On this program, Daniel Asa Rose discussed his search for a kidney in China.
Keywords: science; organ transplants; china; kidney; medicine; travelogue
|Genetic Testing -- Groks Science Show 2010-05-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Genetic testing is the centerpiece of predictive medicine. How can genetic tests inform and empower individuals regarding their health. On this program, Dr. Brandon Colby discussed outsmarting your genes.
Keywords: science; genetics; genetic tests; biology; public health; predictive medicine; groks
|Medical Myths -- Groks Science Show 2009-11-18 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Common wisdom seems to surround many medical conditions. But, how many of these popularly held beliefs are actually true? On this program, Anahad O'Connor discussed the facts and myths about our health and the world we live in.
Keywords: science; health; medicine; myths; always follow the elephants; groks
|Precision Medicine - Groks Science Show 2014-07-02 - Chenan Zhang|
How much can our own genetics determine the diagnosis of our illness or determine the course of treatment? The Chicago chapter of the Women In Bio organization recently hosted a panel discussion on the topic of precision medicine strategies—what it is, how it came about, the challenges we face, and what the future holds. We attended the event, and spoke with organizers, attendees, and panelists about precision medicine, and women’s role in this rapidly developing field.
Keywords: Groks; Groks science show; precision medicine; Women in Bio